An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
ARE YOU READY for another federal election in October?
If the three frontrunners in the Conservative leadership contest have their way, that’s exactly what will happen. Peter MacKay, Erin O’Toole and Marilyn Gladu all say they’ll try to force an election if chosen to lead the Tories.
Since Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod is backing O’Toole, we can assume she also supports having a federal election one year after the last one.
The rationale is that Justin Trudeau’s leadership is a failure, an opinion bolstered by the current blockade crisis.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He writes five commentaries a week for CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.